Sky+ customers get feature that makes binge-watching even easier

Sky+ customers - not being forgotten
Sky+ customers - not being forgotten

Sky+ customers will get a key new bit of functionality, with the company announcing that it's rolling out a feature that will begin downloading the next recording in a series when you start watching the previous one.

The feature has already been announced for Sky's flagship Sky Q service, but will also arrive for millions of Sky+ customers.

The feature allows for a more seamless viewing experience, and could be seen as a direct reaction to streaming service rivals like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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Their (pretty much) instant streaming services have been a huge boon to a binge-watching generation, but the need to download to the Sky+ box means that any binge session had previously needed to be planned if a seamless session was desired.

This functionality should mean that the next episode is always ready when watching a box set.

The update will also bring a new Sky+ homepage and other user interface improvements, and will be rolling out imminently.

It may also go some way to assuaging worries that Sky would not be supporting its older platform.

Patrick Goss

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